This week is the prime viewing time for early spring wildflowers such as white and yellow trout-lily, spring beauty, and Virginia bluebells in the East Woods. Lush flowers are spreading throughout the Ground Cover Garden and the Fragrance Garden, and cherry and pear trees are blooming. Late daffodils continue to display shades of yellow and gold on the East and West Sides along the Main Route and Alternate Route. Magnolia blossoms can still be seen throughout the grounds including the area around the Visitor Center, the Ground Cover Garden, and Frost Hill.
Spring is in full swing at The Morton Arboretum. Wander through woodland trails, tree collections, and gardens to see an array of blossoming trees and wildflowers. Surround yourself with sweeps of daffodils, accompanied by emerging Virginia bluebells, in the Daffodil Glade near Parking Lots 22 and 23.
The spring bloom season has begun with gorgeous colors throughout the grounds. The first magnolias are in bloom in the Magnolia Collection near Parking Lot 5 and in other locations across the Arboretum. Spring bulbs are also emerging throughout the grounds. The spring witch-hazels and skunk-cabbage have been showcasing their blooms on the West Side. Daffodils have started flowering on both East and West Sides. In the woodlands, look for the early-blooming hepaticas near Parking Lot 11.
This week spring is revealing beautiful blooms throughout the Arboretum grounds. Find vibrant yellow and red Witch-hazels in the Witch Hazel Dell just north of Parking Lot 27, in the Ground Cover Garden near the Visitor Center, and elsewhere. The early magnolias and spring bulbs are beginning to emerge in the Magnolia Collection near Parking Lot 5.
The Morton Arboretum is approaching late autumn and there are still many colors to be seen throughout the collections and woodlands. The frosted leaf tips have begun to turn brown this week, softening some of the colors and adding to the crunch of crisp leaves on the ground.
The wind and rain of this past week have taken their toll on the changing trees. The colors of autumn are easier to see as leaves are starting to accumulate on the ground. Guests will be delighted with the shuffle and crunch as they walk through the trails.
Fall is in full swing at The Morton Arboretum. The cool nights and bright sunny days have brought out various colors in the collections, gardens, and woodlands. There are an abundance of delightful yellows along with a nice display of reds to be enjoyed during this peak time.